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Caps recall Perreault, assign Aucoin to Hershey

The Caps have recalled 2006 sixth-round draft pick Mathieu Perreault from the Bears, sending Keith Aucoin back down to Hershey. Aucoin, 30, had one goal and four assists in an eight-game stint with Washington.

Morning roundup and some practice updates to come in a bit.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  November 3, 2009; 9:45 AM ET
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WHy?? Aucoin was playing well.

Posted by: ttn703 | November 3, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I assume Aucoin is going down to Hershey so that he does not have to clear waivers and that if he had played 10 games then he would have to go through waivers again. Nice to see that GMGM has learned from the whole Chris Bourque snafu.

Posted by: madflava | November 3, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Perrault is a better play making center than Aucoin is and we need more offense with AO out. That and the 10 game factor as well.

Posted by: ThePat | November 3, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Don't need either of them. Let Nylander play.

Posted by: lornemyoung | November 3, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse


Bourque? Dude was a total tweener, who cares.

Be good to see what Perrault can do, seem to recall some crazy stick handling ability from camp.

Posted by: Steve_R | November 3, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse


don't disagree, but I know that will never happen. hopefully something happens soon now that his conditioning stint is over with. 6 points in 5 games, plus a SO winner shows he still has game...hopefully someone recognizes that and pursues him.

Posted by: ThePat | November 3, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Perrault is a nice playmaker, and has great stickhandling skills, glad to see him get a shot, but he is not a better playmaker than Aucoin. It will be interesting to see what happens with Nylander now. Sure seems like the Caps could use him now, but doesn't seem like that is going to happen.

Posted by: SteckelFan39 | November 3, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post. Just wanted to give an update on our 1st round draft pick Marcus Johansson. He is playing in the Swedish Elite League as a 20 year old and is having a great season thus far. He is a 5'11" 190 lbs center that totaled 5 goals and 5 assists in 45 games last season. This season he already has 6 goals and 4 assists after 15 games. He leads his second place team in scoring even though he one of the youngest players on the team. To draw a comparison, Backstrom's last season in the SEL he has 12 goals and 25 assists in 45 games, it is a good league. If Johansson can come close to Backstrom's numbers we know we have a great addition. He, and experts, have compared him to Zetterberg. He is not flashy, but he is an effective two-way player. He is the virutally the same height and weight as Zetterberg as well.

If things continue to go well for Johansson it looks like we'll have another good center come next season.

Posted by: fanohock1 | November 3, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Don Cherry called this 2 weeks may not like him but he does understand how the game works

Posted by: wendel2 | November 3, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

What the Caps need is EXACTLY what they needed last year (and why they didn't beat Pittsburgh last).......cap flexibility to pick up the missing parts at the trading deadline.

Nylander frees up enough space to do that....that's why they are playing hard-ball with him.

Posted by: C-way | November 3, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

If we got even half of Nyls salaray back, it would give usall the flexibility we need! I feel bad for the guy, but this game of chicken he and the caps are playing is getting old! Loyalty says I have to root for the team...and the team needs him gone!

Posted by: capscoach | November 3, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Nylander? Acoin? Perrault? Scratch all of them! it's time for Sugden to make an appearance and take care of business the ole fashioned way! This team minus Ovie and Bradley (a human punching bag) has no heart! This is why this team needs an ENFORCER, A POLICEMAN, A GOON! Call it what you want...this is hockey, not checkers, it's a man's game! Those of you who have played and I'm not talking about High School or mens league BS! Know exactly what the Squig's is talking about! Case Closed, Dale Hunter has left the building!

Posted by: Squigsfan83 | November 3, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

The Caps are getting Perrault at a good time -- he and Bouchard have been making opposing defenses look like the Washington Generals. I hate to see Aucoin leave the big club, though, because he's such nifty passer.

Posted by: tfirey | November 3, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

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